Our final stop on this road trip was Independence. We stopped for lunch at The Coffee Pot Cafe where we chatted with the owner, and two listeners who came to welcome us to their town! We definitely got a very warm welcome! After lunch we headed over to Bushy's Meat Market and Buff's Bake Shop. I bought some wonderful pork tenderloin, and Alex got a DELICIOUS homemade coffee cake. Next we stopped at Simple Gifts where we met the owner and she treated us with a surprise! A local favorite- goat's milk soap, along with a couple other goodies! We got a tour of the Opera House after that, and ended our trip by taking a gander of the beautiful scenery in Independence.